Charles S. Lamar, MD

Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine


Scott Lamar, MD, has been on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1996. Before his appointment to the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, he served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, Dr. Lamar completed a geriatric fellowship with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/ Palmetto Health Richland. He later specialized in palliative and hospice medicine. Over the years Dr. Lamar has participated in a number of medical relief and outreach teams in Central America. He is also a volunteer physician and clinical preceptor and the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. In 2002 his efforts were recognized with the School of Medicine’s Humanism in Medicine Award. A graduate of Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, with a bachelor of science in zoology, Dr. Lamar earned a doctor of medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed a family medicine resident with Palmetto Health Richland. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Family Medicine

EducationUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine

ResidencyPalmetto Health Richland

FellowshipPalmetto Health Richland, University of Tennessee



Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.